Originally Posted by rdr09
20 years to develop an ergonomically designed vr helmet.
VR, as VR, has been alive more than 30
Even in the 80s we have go almost the exact same headset idea setup as we do today. 80s. The first VR headsets from 1960s looks similar to now.
VR headsets have come back to fashion without a single real innovation.
Screens after better, colors are better, sound is better, tracking is better, but none of it is revolutionary, since the technology has evolved so much, and computer power evolved, that it is pretty much a given.
Having to connect your headset to a powerful computer (or use your phone on the headset with its measly performance compared to a dedicated machine), is far from ideal, and yet over so many years, we are still stuck at the same ergonomically design. And we will still be stuck at the same design for the next 20 years unless something actual revolutionary comes out.
So yeah, VR of today, is majorly, just a hype. It is going to take years more for real improvement.